How Author Royalties Are Calculated

If you’re going to make a living by writing books, you need to understand how a book royalty gets calculated. That’s how the author gets paid, ultimately, if the book becomes a successful bestseller. What’s more, the royalties the publisher expects the book to earn determine the advance the publisher will pay the writer up front. Royalty Accounting Only Starts Off Simple Royalty calculations start out pretty simple. Royalties get calculated by multiplying the price of a book by the royalty percentage. Sometimes, the price used in the calculation is the retail price that the customer pays for the book in some bookstore. Assume that you’ve written a book that retails for $20. Further assume that the royalty percentage is …

How Audio Books Can Help You Get The Best From Your Workout

Word Count: 453 Summary: There’s no doubt about it. Audio books have made life a whole lot easier. For those of us who like to workout to stay in great shape, audio books can help us achieve this with less stress. No longer should you engage in workouts just listening to music or to the radio. Now, with audio books, you can kill 2 birds with one stone. Below are exact ways in which you can use the power of audio books to maximize your workout. One – there are educative audio books that wi… Keywords: audiobook,audio book,audiobooks,audio books Article Body: There’s no doubt about it. Audio books have made life a whole lot easier. For those of us who …

How To Become A Bestselling Book Author

Word Count: 1210 Summary: What IS a best-selling author? You have to answer that in your own mind. Technically, it’s any book that makes it into the Top 100 list at ANY online or offline bookstore. However, what does it mean to you? Is it someone who sells 300-500 books in a day through online bookstores like Amazon.com and makes the top 10? Is it only the person who makes it to #1? Is it the person who sells their book from their own website and makes $10,000 in a few months?… Keywords: book writing, creative writing, freelance writing, writing a book, book publishing Article Body: What IS a best-selling author? You have to answer that in your own mind. …

How eBooks Can Be Very Valuable

EBooks have a number of benefits over the traditional book. These include the following: Cheaper to create Quicker to create Easier to target a wide market High profit potential More versatile than traditional books Lets look at each of these points in turn: Cheaper to create: The eBook can be created on a shoestring budget since it is possible for its publishing and marketing costs to be minimal. On the other hand the traditional book has a higher cost structure. This means the author will have to overcome a tough sales target before they even consider making a profit on the book. The costs the author will incur if he follows a traditional book format include: Publishing costs The profit …

How Publishers Use Reader Reports to Make Contract Offers

Congratulations! You’ve cleared the first hurdle in commercial publishing. Whether through an agent or your own submission, the editor is interested in your book proposal (a package that included your proposal, one or two sample chapters, and your biography). The next step in this delicate dance is the Reader Report: a market feedback tool used by an editor as part of the publishing decision process. A “reader” is someone the editor trusts for his or her commercial acumen. In other words, readers help the editor decide if your book concept is salable. The editor solicits opinions from an eclectic mix of readers, reflecting different tastes and topic viewpoints. For example, two people might be interns or editorial assistants within the …

Consider Self Publishing in Ebook Format

Word Count: 634 Summary: learn how to self publish your book online in ebook format. Keywords: ebook, ebooks, e-books, e-book, self publishing, writing, authors, editing, fiction, non-fiction Article Body: Today, more than every before authors are presented with publishing opportunities that have never existed before. This is not to understate the hard work that authors have to go through to get recognition, write great books, and make a full time living from their passion of expression. However, it is to say that today, due to advances in communications technology, authors can now get their books distributed much easier than they could a decade ago. One very popular way that authors are distributing their work is digitally through ebooks. Digital books …

Title: College Books – Tips and Tricks for Saving Money

Word Count: 414 Summary: College books are getting more and more expensive every year. University course textbooks are one of the biggest expenses of attending college and the average amount of money needed for college books is $800 per year. Keywords: college books, affording textbooks for college, university book store Article Body: College books are getting more and more expensive every year. University course textbooks are one of the biggest expenses of attending college and the average amount of money needed for college books is $800 per year. The cost of college textbooks is also constantly increasing by around 6% per year. Textbooks are essential for most college courses and can often seem impossible to afford however, it is possible …

Discover Financial Freedom with an E-book Home Business

Word Count: 527 Summary: Learn how an e-book home business can help you realize financial freedom…. Keywords: business, earn money, make money, cash, financial freedom, income, cash system, home business, success Article Body: Financial freedom can only be recognized with hard work, innovation, and a popular – but reliable – product or service. But with an Internet business, these three often get clouded with having almost too many opportunities. You can easily get discouraged when researching the overwhelming number of business venues that are available online. But with e-books, many small business owners are discovering financial freedom while offering long-lasting products of value. E-books are electronic books that might contain graphics, photos, sound, and content relating to any subject. They …

How to start a business in the book production

The book printing and production is a business which can offer you many satisfactions and its complexity offers you a special beauty. If we want to elaborate an investment plan in view of acquiring the equipments necessary for this, we must create a market study which largely comprises: the publishing houses with their market share, the types of books included in a majority in their portfolio and secondly, the competitive printing houses with their market share and with the advantages and disadvantages of each. As in any company from printing field, the first thing to acquire would be a computer to plate system to facilitate the work of the people from pre-press department. After the computer to plate system, the …

How To Sell More of Your Ebooks Online

Have you written an e-book? An e-book is a digital document that can be sold online in a purely digital form. Thus, unlike with selling a physical product, the fulfillment of an e-book is done completely online. This is great for you, the author, since you can completely automate the order taking and fulfillment processes. Once you have the fulfillment process automated, the question becomes how to market the e-book online in order to get people to buy it. “How do I effectively market my e-books online?” is one of the most common questions I hear from my clients. Here are five tips that will help you sell more of your e-books and generate more revenue: – Find a target …

How to Market Your Ebook

Writing and marketing your own ebook is an excellent way to help build your online and/or home business. Being able to offer your own informative, quality ebook will establish you as someone who knows what they are talking about. This will earn you trust and respect and go a long way towards building your online presence. People will start coming to you and your site when they need products, advice, support, help, etc. thus bringing you many more customers and /or subscribers. There are many ways to market your ebook. Some of the best ways are listed below: Put your ebook in your sigtag along with a free bonus. The free bonus will attract more people and bring in more …

How to Improve Book Sales

Have you written a book? Has your book been published? How many books have you sold? The average number of total books sold for a typical book is only 1,000 copies. This can lead to a loss in profits and drop in your business representation. How can you avoid a low number of sales? One key step is to create a quality mailing list. A quality mailing list is one that has customers with whom you have established a relationship. Your mailing list can be increased further if you work with another author or several authors. Working with other authors to create a book allows you to swap lists and promote the book together. Thus you have access to thousands …

How To Get The Most From Your Free eBook Marketing Campaign

First, your ebook needs to have an attractive title.The title should grab the attention of your intended target audience. The more appealing the title, the more your ebook will be downloaded. Your ebook needs to have quality content. You can write your own content or ask permission to use another author’s content. Your ebook will be read more if the content is original. You will want to put your ad on the title page or on the table of contents. This will give the most exposure for your web site or the products you’re selling. It’s important to put your ebook in as many formats as possible. Most ebook software only allows the ebook to be read by certain browers …

How To Get A Book Published – The Competition Is Tough In The Book Publishing Industry

How to get a book published is a question every author asks themselves. How difficult is it to get a book published by a commercial book publisher? Well the odds are better gambling in Las Vegas. It has been estimated that 25 million people in the United States consider themselves writers and only 5% have been published anywhere. At any one time 5 to 6 million manuscripts are looking for a publishing home. Most major book publishing houses, and many small presses, will not accept submissions that aren’t represented by a literary agent. During the research of The Publishing Primer: A Blueprint for an Author’s Success, we asked literary agents how many unsolicited query letters/proposals/sample chapters, they receive. For the …

How to Find a Book Using Online Bookstores

Looking for improving your gaming skills by reading some of the best books on professional gaming that are around? That is a good idea, but, and as you may have already noticed, it is easier said than done. Once you go online to one of the many online bookstores such as Amazon and Barnes and Ruble and can type in a phrase you get a long list (if you are lucky) of potential books. What do you do then? How do you know which book suits you? And if you even could figure that out, how do you know the book is worth anything? Many of the authors are pros, but, then, you can also easily land up on amateur …

How to Create your own ebook and profit from it…WITHOUT EVER WRITING A SINGLE WORD!

Many people are making serious money online through eBooks. However, many who have tried to do so as well have failed because writing a quality ebook is very hard to do. The good news is, you can now have your own ebook, sell it, and make great profit without having to write a single word yourself! I assure you will make profits in a week! It has worked for me, and it has worked for many other people as well! Here are some tips that will help you get started: 1. First, find a niche. Finding a niche is the hardest thing you’ll have to do, and it’s not difficult at all! To find a great topic to write about, …